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Is that a Good AP Exam Score?

Wouldn't it be great to earn college credit for completing an AP class? After all, you learned college-level material at a rigorous pace before graduating high school. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. Colleges only offer credit for AP classes if exam score...

SAT Curves: What every student and parent needs to know about SAT Curves

The SAT can be overwhelming for some students and their parents. Many students and their parents are surprised to learn that there isn't a set number of questions you need to get right to get a perfect score on the SAT. In fact, the number of questions you need for a...

ACT to SAT Conversion Chart 2018-2019: See How Your ACT and SAT Scores Compare

The ACT and SAT are both tests for college admissions that use different scoring systems.  Below is a chart comparing ACT and SAT scores. This chart will help you decide what test is right for you.  If you have taken both tests you can also use the chart to determine...

5 Study Resources for the AP Exam

Advanced placement (AP) courses offer college-level learning content to high school students. Over 30 AP classes ranging from AP Microeconomics to AP Chinese Language and Culture provide college bound high school students with the opportunity to challenge themselves...

My SAT/ACT Scores Came Back… Now What?

You did it! You made it through the painfully long four-hour SAT test (or three-hour ACT test) and just got your test scores back. Before you get too excited about never seeing another SAT or ACT question for the rest of your life, consider the two scenarios below:...

Understanding your SAT Score Report

The SAT score report provides detailed information to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses in terms of SAT content. It’s worth taking the time to really review your score report to help you decide if you should re-take the SAT and, if so, to guide...

How Long Will I Have to Prep for the SAT or ACT?

One of the first questions parents and students ask is, “How long is it really going to take to raise my SAT or ACT score?” This question does not have one simple answer as there are a lot of factors. One universal truth is that the SAT and ACT are not tests that you...

There’s an App for That: SAT/ACT Study Apps

Although there is no substitute for taking full length timed practice tests as we mentioned in our last blog post on the best SAT prep books, it isn't always feasible to carry around a 5lb study guide. With the ease and convenience of mobile applications, you can...

Best Books for SAT Preparation: SAT Prep Book Review

We’ve been helping students improve their SAT scores for over a decade.  In that time, we’ve ordered thousands of dollars’ worth of books.  Now, we are sharing our insights about SAT books with you. A couple quick notes before we start.  At the beginning of each...

SAT/ACT Study Plan

Have you ever wondered if you should study for the SAT or ACT test? The answer is yes! Studying two to three hours a week, three months before taking the test can increase your SAT score by 100+ points and your ACT score by 3+ points. But before cracking open that SAT...

Is that a Good AP Exam Score?

Wouldn't it be great to earn college credit for completing an AP class? After all, you learned college-level material at a rigorous pace before graduating high school. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. Colleges only offer credit for AP classes if exam score...

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5 Study Resources for the AP Exam

Advanced placement (AP) courses offer college-level learning content to high school students. Over 30 AP classes ranging from AP Microeconomics to AP Chinese Language and Culture provide college bound high school students with the opportunity to challenge themselves...

read more

Understanding your SAT Score Report

The SAT score report provides detailed information to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses in terms of SAT content. It’s worth taking the time to really review your score report to help you decide if you should re-take the SAT and, if so, to guide...

read more

SAT/ACT Study Plan

Have you ever wondered if you should study for the SAT or ACT test? The answer is yes! Studying two to three hours a week, three months before taking the test can increase your SAT score by 100+ points and your ACT score by 3+ points. But before cracking open that SAT...

read more

SAT Tips & Tricks

It's that time of year again! SAT testing is right around the corner, and now is the time to prep. Check out these tips and tricks to make the most of your SAT prep. 1. Define a realistic target score When defining a target score consider your practice test scores,...

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Navigating College Admissions: 2018-2019

Thank you for your interest in Navigating College Admissions. Download the Ebook here: Navigating College Admissions 2018-2019 If you have any issues downloading please click here We will keep you posted with any news, updates, and provide helpful tips and strategies...

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Is That a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, the first question we hear is “is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask to what schools is the student...

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